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Productivity / Performance

Workplace unity: Keeping the peace amid strong opinions and emotions

02/12/2021
What can managers do to promote office peace and lessen the risk of threatening rhetoric occurring?

The ABC’s of documentation

02/12/2021
Many managers don’t enjoy documenting employee performance, but it’s crucial if you have to defend a decision to terminate an employee, or recommend him or her for promotion. Don’t take any chances with your record-keeping responsibilities. Here’s what to keep in mind.

Remote work could save U.S. employers $500B per year

02/09/2021
“The Business Case for Remote Work” says a typical U.S. employer can save $11,000 per year for each employee who works remotely two to three days a week.

Remote workers rent private homes to hold meetings

01/28/2021
Here’s a timely new trend: Growing tired of gathering on Zoom, groups of remote employees have begun renting out meeting spaces in private homes.

HR supports work flexibility even after vaccine is deployed

12/28/2020
Ninety percent of HR leaders surveyed Dec. 9 said they plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time even after covid-19 vaccines are widely available. Plus, 65% told the Gartner business advisory firm their organizations would continue offering employees flexibility on when they do their work.

How to raise employee engagement by 300%

11/24/2020
When goals and accountability are clearly communicated to employees, they are 2.8 times more likely to be highly engaged in their jobs, according to a Quantum Workplace review of 1.2 million employee engagement surveys at 12,000 companies.

Zoom fatigue starting to take a toll on workers

11/24/2020
Seventy-six percent of professionals surveyed said they participate in virtual meetings, and a full 30% said they spend one-third of their workday on camera with business contacts or colleagues.

Improve productivity in and out of the office: 5 tips

10/29/2020
It’s more important than ever to create an environment that engenders engagement and improves productivity for all of your staff. These five tips can help you do just that.

Do they just have the ‘blahs’ or is staff burned out?

10/20/2020
Today’s workers feel the strain of maintaining high performance in an environment that makes success decidedly more difficult. It’s important for managers to be able to identify and deal with burnout—the loss of interest and motivation that can result from workplace pressures.

Document performance problems to justify RIF list

09/24/2020
Use objective criteria when deciding who will keep or lose their job during a reduction in force. Then be sure to document your specific, business-related reasons for handing out pink slips. That will help you prevail in court if an employee sues, alleging a RIF was based on discrimination.